Utilities

Recent AOBA Testimony

A critical component of AOBA's advocacy effort is its work to contain utility costs for members. Over the years, AOBA's continued involvement in utility regulatory proceedings in DC, Maryland and Virginia has resulted in millions of dollars saved by its members and their tenants and residents.

Check out these impressive charts that showcase the utility costs saved as a result of AOBA’s intervention in utility rate cases throughout the region.

For more info, contact: Frann Francis , Senior Vice President and General Counsel, ffrancis@aoba-metro.org, 202-296-3390 or Bruce Oliver (economist/expert on utility rates and energy market issues), Revilo Associates, Inc., boliver.rha@verizon.net, 703-569-6480.

AOBA Utility Committee: For meeting handouts and presentions, click here.

WSCC Unit Billing Count Update

Good News: WSSC Approves New Policy for “Unit Billing Count” for Mixed Use, Commercial and Residential Properties - Nearly two years since WSSC originally proposed changes to the unit billing count procedures for mixed use properties, the Commission unanimously approved a new Standard Operating Procedure (CUS 11-01) on June 15 to be used for Unit Count Billing. This procedure addresses billing for mixed use, commercial and residential properties currently served by one meter, and incorporates changes requested by AOBA.

Mixed-Use Buildings that contain high-flow commercial businesses, such as restaurants and laundry/dry cleaners, are required to separately meter these units in order to continue receiving the unit count discount. (Based on the Pipeline Design Manual Table 19c.) “Separately metered” is defined as a separate WSSC meter installed at the individual high-flow unit to measure that unit’s flow, or it refers to a WSSC “master” meter installed to register the flow to two or more high-flow units. Additionally, the procedure includes a waiver and an appeal process. Buildings that contain no high-flow commercial units are grandfathered, thereby allowing the building to receive the unit count discount; however, any non-high-flow commercial units in the building would not be counted as residential units for billing purposes.Separate metering of commercial and residential units will be required for all new construction. The effective date is Dec. 31,2011, to allow time for the installation of any needed equipment.

Pepco Funding for Energy Efficiency Projects in MD:For more information, visit https://cienergyefficiency.pepco.com

Recent AOBA Testimony

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